Thirteen countries represented, three months of free live concerts … this is the Music In Africa Foundation’s new project, launched this year to support music professionals in Africa. PAM will be broadcasting the concerts live on its channel from 6pm and all are invited.
The Music In Africa Foundation, based out of Johannesburg, is a real springboard for the thousands of artists on the African continent who are affected by the pandemic and by venue closures and restrictions. What’s more, musicians and music professionals in Africa are traditionally geared towards live performances, and today find themselves in an extremely difficult situation. Fortunately there is Music In Africa Live to provide some relief, an organisation designed to support all music professionals and to spread their talents beyond the continent. The project is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Siemens Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut. The Music In Africa project has already demonstrated its use as a portal for music in Africa, being first and foremost a festival and media platform with regional offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal.
The programme starts with a bang this Saturday in South Africa, with a rock and blues evening featuring Urban Village, Albert Frost and Tubatsi Moloi live from the Orgasmic Music Gallery in Western Cape. We will travel to Senegal on December 4 with Awadi, Korka, Boubacar Diallo and Maestro, and then make a stopover in Tunisia alongside Gultrah Sound System and Dendri Stambeli. On December 18, we will travel to South Africa once again to see Spoek Mathambo, Batuk and Laliboi before leaving for Kenya in order to experience Kash Kaaria and Brandy Mena. Its a program that will warm up your confined winter evenings with no carbon footprint in sight.
See you from Saturday 6 pm (CET) on our Facebook page for the livestream opening.